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David Segal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001

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Let There Be Lights

Let There Be Lights

(p.53) 6 Let There Be Lights
Materials for the 21st Century

David Segal

Oxford University Press

Chapter 6 describes solid-state lighting. It covers electroluminescence light-emitting diodes, quantum dots, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), liquid crystals and liquid crystal displays. The importance of synthesis of high purity semiconductors for lighting applications is stressed. Use of materials to produce clear white light is outlined. Association structures in solution such as micelles and liquid crystals are described.

Keywords:   electroluminescence, light-emitting diodes, quantum dots, OLEDs, liquid crystals, solid-state lighting, liquid crystal displays, micelles

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